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Inside Lifetime's Chilling New Dystopian Series The Lottery

  It's 2025, a world without strollers, preschool and Sesame Street . There's no need when the youngest child on Earth is 6 years old and every woman alive has become infertile. Humans are an endangered species. That's the gut-wrenching premise of Lifetime's provocative new thriller The Lottery . You might call it a prequel to the 2006 movie Children of Men , a spiritual parable set in a violent, childless future. "While they have the same point of departure, it's a...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Lifetime-Lottery-Series-1084602.aspx?rss=breakingnews

5 Things You Need To Know About ‘The Lottery’ Premiere

Lifetime introduces us to a not so distant dystopian future tonight, Sunday, July 20th in  The Lottery . The year is 2025 and there are only half a dozen six-year-olds left on the planet, with no new children in sight. The infertility crisis has sent the world into a tailspin of despair with scientists around the world racing to solve the mystery as to why no children can be conceived and to find a solution. That is the basic setup, now let’s dive into the five most important things you need to know before the premiere: 1) The Pilot Is Not A Home Run I have been looking forward to  The Lottery  since it was announced, which is why it saddens me to say the pilot is not a winner. Where the trailers teased intense action and character drama, the actual premiere is weighed down by its predictability. Trust me, if you are watching the episode and at any point you expect something generic to happen, it will. Not one single “twist” was surprising…in fact, they were all either heavily telegraphed through the dialogue or grafted on from better conspiracy movies and television shows. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/07/20/5-things-need-know-lottery-premiere/

The Lottery Season 1 Premiere 2014 “Pilot”

The Lottery  “Pilot” Season 1 Episode 1 airs Sunday July 20 at 10/9c. Episode Synopsis : “Pilot” – Set within a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction as women have mysteriously stopped bearing children. After years of research, a talented young scientist, Dr. Alison Lennon, and her team remarkably fertilize 100 human eggs. However, her victory is short-lived when the government takes control of her lab and informs the President of the monumental scientific breakthrough. To determine which women will carry the prized embryos to term, Chief of Staff, Vanessa Keller, convinces the President to hold a national lottery and a battle over the control of the 100 embryos begins. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/07/20/lottery-season-1-premiere-2014-pilot/